TENEX, a paged time sharing system for the PDP-10

Daniel G. Bobrow, Jerry D. Burchfiel, Daniel L. Murphy, Raymond S. Tomlinson
1971 Proceedings of the third symposium on Operating systems principles - SOSP '71  
TENEX is a new time sharing system implemented on a DEC PDP-10 augmented by special paging hardware developed at BBN. This report specifies a set of goals which are important for any time sharing system. It describes how the TENEX design and implementation achieve these goals. These include specifications for a powerful multiprocess large memory virtual machine, intimate terminal interaction, comprehensive uniform file and I/O capabilities, and clean flexible system structure. Although the
more » ... mentation described here required some compromise to achieve a system operational within six months of hardware checkout, TENEX has met its major goals and provided reliable service at several sites and through the ARPA network.
doi:10.1145/800212.806492 dblp:conf/sosp/BobrowBMT71 fatcat:fkzdidtb3jcafhqntddxxlaxgy